Curriculum Vitae


2018    Defying Gravity – Rare Nest Gallery, Chicago

2017    Please Respond – Ohio Wesleyan University, OH

2016    The Influence of French Masters – Residence of the Counsel General of France, Chicago

2015    Natural Selection – Chin-Azarro Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2014    Architecture and Nature – Cliff Dwellers, Chicago

2013    We Live Here – Bette Cerf Hill Gallery, Chicago

            Many Summers – Washburn Cultural Center, WI

2011     Patterns of Recognition – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2009   bed of earthblanket of blue air – Madron Gallery, Chicago

2005   Collaborating with Nature – Ryerson Conservation Area, IL

2004   City Landscapes – Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago

            Drawn to Poetry – Vicky Tesmer Gallery, Chicago

2003   Fallen Fabric – Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago

2002   New Work – Laramie College, Cheyenne WY

2001    Umbrian Landscapes – Loyola University, IL

1999    Tools, Chaos and Order – Eastwick Gallery, Chicago

1998    New Paintings – Eastwick Gallery, Chicago

            The Hat Drawings – Galleria Isa, Italy

1997    Recent Work – University of Dallas, TX

            Salon – Gallery 1616, Chicago

1996    Passaggi Italiani – Galleria Isa, Italy

1993    New Work – Gallery 1616, Chicago

1992    Recent Paintings – Knox College Gallery, IL

            Passaggi Italiani – Galleria Isa, Italy


2019 Meet Select Artists – Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA

2018    East Meets Midwest II – A New Figuration (expanded), at the Springfield Museum of Art, OH

            X Marks the Spot – The Women of the New York Studio School, The New York Studio School, NYC

            New Work  Midwest Paint Group, Village Gallery, Caledonia NY

            Drawing the Curtain – First Street Gallery, NYC

            Veils – There Gallery, NYC

            The Greatest Show on Earth! – Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

2017    Six Gallery Artists – Rare Nest Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Flower – Newtownberry House Gallery, Ireland

            Self-Portraits: Midwest Paint Group – Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH

            Winter Work: Midwest Paint Group – Kishwaukee College, IL

            Down the Rabbit Hole – Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

            The Unstilllife: Zeuxis – Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington DE; The Painting Center, NYC; Windgate Art and Design, Fort Smith, AR;                   University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses, Oxford, MS

            Alumni Association Exhibition, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York Studio School, NYC

2016    Cowgirls No.5 – Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY

 Zeuxis: Flowers as Metaphor – Hendrix College, Conway, AR; Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA; Wiegand Gallery, Belmont, CA (2017)

            The Collectors Show – Art Prize HUB, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2016    Voices of the Prairie: Midwest Landscape, Poetry, and Song (Midwest Paint Group) – Knox College and Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

2015    Improvisations: Works on paper – Exhibition with Phyllis Floyd; Bowery Gallery, NYC

            Circle the Wagons – Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

            7 on Site + 2 – Newtown Barry House, Bunclody, Ireland

            7 on Site – Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, PA

2014    Of Color and Rhythm: Midwest Paint Group – Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL

            Travel Log: pram endeavor invitational – Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

2013    7 on Site – Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA

 Still, Blue: Zeuxis – Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville IL; Anderson University, IN; First Street Gallery, NYC; Maryland Hall for the Creative  Arts, Annapolis, MD

            The Drawing Show – Gallery 1837, Chicago

            Responding to Helion: Midwest Paint Group, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

2012    Tenses of Landscape – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK

            Contemporary Landscapes – Gallery 1837, Chicago

            Reflections: Zeuxis – Lindenwood University, St Louis; Crisp Museum of Art, MO; Coe College IA; The Painting Center, NYC

2011     18 + 1 Artists –  Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY

            Poets and Painting – Poetry Center Booth at Art Expo, Chicago

 Realism and Its Discontents: Midwest Paint Group – Wright State University, OH; Manchester College, IN

2010    Standing Heat – The Font, New Orleans

            Students of Matter – Figge Museum of Art, IA

            Art Loop Open – Installation of 19 piece Grid, Chicago

East Meets Midwest: New Visions of Figurative Painting – The Beverly Art Center, Chicago; Hoffman-LaChance Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Westbeth Gallery, NYC; The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, PA

            The Common Object: Zeuxis – Landcaster Museum of Art (PA), Peninsula Fine Art Center (VA), Prince Street Gallery (NYC)    

            The Figure: Midwest Paint Group – Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009   Works from Perception: Midwest Paint Group – Swope Museum of American Art (IN), Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art (Kansas City), George                            Spiva Center for the Arts (MO) 

2008   Five in the Field – Lohin Geduld, NYC

 Pride of Place: Midwest Paint Group – Ryerson Woods at Brushwood

 ZeuxisOutside the Box – Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, DE

 Small Takes – First Street Gallery, NYC

 Longitude and Attitude: Artists Cartographies – Vespine Gallery, Chicago

 ZeuxisIn/Out – Hobart & William Smith Colleges, New York

 Mapping: Cartographies of Learning – Columbia College, Chicago

2007   On Board: Zeuxis and Friends– Lori Bookstein Gallery, NYC

 Painting in Place – Two-person Show with Judy Koon, Carnegie Gallery - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA

 New Work by the Midwest Paint Group – Rose-Hulman Institute, IN

2006   Secret Gardens – Nabi Gallery, NYC

 Reflections – Vicky Tesmer Gallery, Chicago

2005   Blue Period – Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago

 Cash and Carry – Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago

 The Drawing Show – Oxbow Gallery, Northampton MA

2004   Art to Art – Knox College, Galesburg IL

2002   Still Lifes and Landscapes – Vicky Tesmer Gallery, Chicago

 Shebang – 3Arts Club, Chicago

2000   The Search for Innocence – Bond Market Association, NYC

1999    Raw Seeing – New York Studio School Gallery, NYC

1998    Truth – Gallery 312, Chicago

 Collision – Blue Rider Gallery, Chicago

 A Month of Ragdale – Cliff Dwellers, Chicago

1997    Women in Abstraction – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

 100 Miles Exhibition – Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City

1996    IdaOYTE – Idao Gallery, Chicago

1995    Near Northwest Arts Council Invitational – Chicago

1994    CityScape – Harold Washington Library, Chicago

1993    Deluge – Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago

1992    Random Access – Beret International, Chicago

 Fiera in Festa – Toscolano, Italy

 Finklestein National Competition – Bowery Gallery, NYC

1991    Gabriel Laderman Selects – First Street Gallery, NYC

Bi-State Show – Davenport Museum of Art, IA

Reinventing the Landscape – Ragdale Foundation, IL

Exploring the Landscape – NNWAC Gallery, Chicago

1990   Mass Miracle – Massachusetts College of Art

Three Person Show – Form and Function Gallery, Chicago

NYSS Alumni Show – New York Studio School, NYC

1989   Urban Archeology – Gallery Great Lakes, Chicago

Connected to Wicker Park – Near Northwest Arts Council, Chicago

1988   Is There Still Life – Gallery X, Rockford, IL

Flora 88 – Chicago Botanical Garden, Glencoe, IL


1983-5     New York Studio School (2nd year: Arthur B. Carles full scholarship) NYC

1985        Yale’s Norfolk Summer Program (full scholarship) CT

1978-82   Knox College (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude), IL

1981         Queens College: Caumsett Summer Painting Program, NY


2018   Teaching Artist, Mount Gretna School of Art, PA

            Visiting Artist, Dominican University, IL

2017   Curator, Carone Centennial, Rare Nest Gallery, Chicago IL

          Visiting Artist, Ohio Wesleyan University, OH

2015   DCASE Artist Grant, Chicago, IL

           Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA

           Visiting Artist, Dominican University, IL

2014   Innovation Fellowship, National Science Foundation, Chicago IL

2013   Visiting Artist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Visiting Artist, Anderson University, IN

2012   Finalist, Chicago 1% for the Arts 

Teaching Artist, Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago

Teaching Artist, Innovations High School, Chicago

2012-17     Advisory Board, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Illinois

2005-7, 13-15    Teaching Artist, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education

2008-14    Teaching Artist, Arts integration Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, Chicago

2011    Teaching Artist, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Visiting Artist, Columbia College, Chicago

Visiting Artist, Mural Project, Peterson Elementary, Chicago

2010   Artist Residency, Louisiana ArtWorks, New Orleans, LA

Teaching Artist, Gary Comer Youth Center in Grand Crossing, Chicago

2009  Artist Panel, Madron Gallery Presents: Inviting Artists to the Table, Chicago

2008  Visiting Artist, New Allies for Nature and Culture, Gary Comer Youth Center Rooftop Garden, Chicago

2001, 02, 07    CAAP Grant, City of Chicago

2006   Visiting Artist, Columbia College, Chicago

2005   Art Tour/Studio Visit - Art Institute of Chicago, "Potpourri"

 Garden Tour/Studio Visit - Chicago Botanic Garden, "Art on the Move"

 Artist Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2000-2    Consultant to lead artist Deborah Masters, Walking New York (380’ painted relief), JFK International Airport, NYC

1992-3, 96-8    Faculty, International School of Art in Umbria, Italy

1989   Fellowship and Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

1997-2004    Instructor, Landscape Workshops, Ragdale Foundation, IL

2000  Faculty, Chautauqua Institute, NY

1993-98, 00    Visiting Critiques, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1998-99 Artist Board, PEACH Club, Chicago

1997    Visiting Artist (Master Class), University of Dallas, TX

1990    Visiting Lecturer, Progetto Perugia, MA College of Art, Italy

1985    Arthur B. Carles Scholarship, New York Studio School, NYC


2017     Illustrations, Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt, Chicago, IL

2014    Featured Artist, Ypsilanti Courier, MI

2013    Seven on Site, Art New England Online, Martha Hoppin

 Oxbow Gallery Features Work by Seven Landscape Artists,, Phoebe Mitchell

2011     Zeuxis and the Art of the Everyday, American Artist, Michael Gormley

2006   Essay, Gabriel Laderman 

2005   Composition, Feature Article, Chicago Home & Garden Magazine, Dennis Rodkin

 Catalogue, Blue Period, Thomas Masters Gallery

2004   An Artist in the Garden, Feature Article, Chicago Tribune, Barbara Mahany

 Painting Between the Lines, Leah Pietrusiak - CityLink Chicago

2002   Essay, Cathy Lebowitz – Picture Editor and Exhibition Reviews Editor, Art in America

 Chicago Artist Brings Work to Life, Wyoming Tribune

 Individual Review, John Brunetti – Critic, The New Art Examiner

 Artist Discovers Beauty of Tools, The Times, IN

2000   Catalogue essay "The Search for Innocence", Don Davis

1999    Catalogue essay "In Resonance", Vesela Stretenovic -  Curator, Brown University (now senior curator for modern and contemporary art at the Phillips               Collection)


2014    Best of the Web, Design Sponge – (Design Sponge)

2013    Outside the Loop, radio interview – (Outside the Loop)

2009   On being (or not being) an Irish-American producer with a show to make, Interview, March 2009 – (WTTW Chicago)

            Failbetter issue #26 – (Fail Better)

 MW Capacity, Interview, April (MW Capacity)

2008   Paramanu Pentaquark #2  (Paramanu Pentaquark)


The Swope Museum of American Art

Vincent and Christine Floreani: Counsul General of France

The Newberry Library

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection


Loyola University Medical School

The Bond Market Association

Ragdale Foundation

The International School of Art in Umbria, Italy

Ryerson Woods Library

Verzone Woods Architects, Switzerland

Newtown Barry House, Ireland

Louisiana ArtWorks, New Orleans

Artifex Construction

RTP Environmental Associates

The Myron Shure Collection

Tres Jolie Art, Inc.

200 + private collections